Teen Charged in Alleged Child Abuse

    The Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested teenager in connection with an alleged case of child abuse this month. 17-year-old Justin Keith Whiteside of 3894 Georgia Road, Gray Court was charged with Abuse to Inflict Great Bodily Harm and with Filing a False Police Report of a Felony.

   Deputy Crockett states that on March 8th Justin Keith Whiteside did strike the victim about the head with a metal belt buckle multiple times, causing the victim to seek medical treatment. The assault allegedly took place at an address on Hellams Road, Gray Court while the minor was under his care.

   Deputy Michael Crocket states that on March 12th, 2014 Justin Keith Whiteside did knowingly and willfully file a false police report with the  in reference to a Felony Child Abuse Case.

  Whiteside was being held in the Johnson Detention Center overnight, pending a bond hearing today.